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High-Profile’s September issue features a story on TFMoran’s 50th Anniversary

We invite you to check out High Profile‘s September issue featuring a story entitled “TFMoran Celebrates 50 Years”. Click on this pdf link High-Profile September 2018 Pages 30-31

Or, read the text below:

TFMoran Celebrates 50 Years

Bedford, NH – The year 2018 marks 50 years of service for TFMoran, Inc., a leading consultant to the land development industry, offering Civil, Structural, and Traffic Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Construction Support, and Environmental Permitting services. Originally a local firm based in southern New Hampshire, TFMoran’s practice area now extends throughout the state and into Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Since its inception in 1968, TFMoran has been a leader in bringing innovative land planning and smart development practices into the marketplace. According to the firm’s president, Robert Duval, “TFMoran has been designing sustainable sites long before it became a buzzword. By their very nature, good designs reduce impacts to the natural environment, harmonize with their surroundings, make more efficient use of infrastructure, thereby saving our clients hard costs, as well as simplifying the approval process.”

The current ownership team has been in place since 2013, including President and Chief Engineer Robert Duval, PE; Chief Operating Officer Dylan Cruess, and Senior Vice Presidents Jeff Kevan, Paul Sbacchi, PE, and Corey Colwell, LLS, all long-term employees with decades of hands-on experience. Dylan Cruess comments, “The shared goal of the new ownership team has been to build on the strong corporate brand that TFMoran has created over the past fifty years, delivering best-in-class client service. We must be doing something right, because in 2016 we were named Business NH’s Business of the Year in the Real Estate, Construction and Engineering category, and we have also earned a statewide “Best of Business” award for the last six years in a row.”

Duval points out that TFMoran has built a strong reputation for successful redevelopment of under-utilized urban and industrial land: “We have played an integral role in many of the region’s most significant redevelopment projects, among them the SNHU Arena and the NH Fisher Cats Stadium in Manchester’s urban core; redevelopment of the Bedford Mall, Wayfarer Hotel, and former Macy’s properties in Bedford; the GE Aviation Plant expansion in Hooksett, conversion of several mill buildings in Lowell and Lawrence to residential/commercial use, and a new 1,700-car parking garage at the south end of Manchester’s historic millyard, currently under construction. Just these few projects alone provide hundreds of millions of dollars of new tax base and revenues to the local community,” says Duval.

In 2014, TFMoran acquired MSC Civil Engineers and Surveyors, a well-established civil engineering and surveying firm in Portsmouth, NH. Subsequently, in 2015, TFMoran expanded its structural engineering department by acquisition of Steffensen Engineering Associates with a solid 30-year history. “We have experienced strong growth over the past few years, to better serve our clients”, says Paul Sbacchi, Chief Structural Engineer. “They have their own tight schedules to meet, and we want to help them succeed.” The TFMoran team now comprises over 65 individuals, including licensed land surveyors, civil and structural engineers, landscape architects, wetland scientists, LEED professionals, and erosion control (CPESC) specialists.

Jeff Kevan, civil engineering group manager, points out that one of TFMoran’s primary strengths is taking on large projects with aggressive schedules. “Our team has demonstrated time and again the ability to meet challenging deadlines through teamwork and an innovative approach to the unique needs and opportunities for each project. Our reputation is built on our track record, and our record is evidence of the pride we take in what we do.”

How would you summarize the TFMoran philosophy? According to Duval, “We want to be leaders and innovators in our industry, taking on projects that have a positive impact on their surroundings. Every day, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide all these things while providing superior value to our clients, too.”

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TFM Sponsors the First Annual NHCIBOR Summer Mixer

On Thursday, August 2, NHCIBOR had their First Annual Summer Mixer held at the Brookstone Event Center in Derry, NH.  Robert & Anne Cruess, and Dylan Cruess attended this spectacular event.  TFMoran was the first sponsor to sign up for this event.  There were around 100+ people that attended. Robert was the lucky raffle winner of the bottle of scotch courtesy of Chris Pascucci from The Massiello Group Commercial Associates.  Thanks for an amazing evening NHCIBOR!

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Scott Olsen Participates in the 37th Annual Prouty Bike Race

On Saturday, July 14th TFMoran Project Engineer Scott Olsen, CPESC participated in cycling 100 miles in an event called the Prouty, which is a fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital. Scott has been involved with cycling fundraisers for cancer research since he was a little kid, volunteering at the finish line of the Pan Mass Challenge (supporting the Jimmy Fund), however he began participating in the Prouty when his father was a cancer patient at Dartmouth Hitchcock.  The team Scott rides with is the Beam Team, organized by his father’s employer, Bensonwood, of Walpole, NH.  Fortunately, Scott’s father was able to make cancer a part of his past and it is their hope that all others who encounter the disease will be able to do the same, largely in part to charitable events such as the Prouty.

The total amount of money raised for the 2018 Prouty race was $2,711,152.34, all which will aid research and cancer patient support at the clinic!  Way to go Scott on raising $382 for such a great cause!

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Andrew Griffin Joins TFMoran’s Structural Engineering Department

Andrew Griffin, EIT has joined the TFMoran structural engineering team. Andrew recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His coursework included steel design, advanced structural analysis, foundation design, geo-energy systems, hydraulics, and transportation systems. Andrew serves as a structural engineer, with prior work experience conducting structural analysis and designing structural components for buildings in various New England locations.

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TFMoran Welcomes New Project Manager Paul Carey, PE

Paul Carey, PE has joined the TFMoran team in the civil engineering department, as a Project Manager. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts and has over 25 years of extensive experience in the civil and environmental engineering field. His primary expertise is in the field of site engineering, with a focus on onsite wastewater management, stormwater runoff management and water resource protection. Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Haven and is a certified MA soil evaluator. His prior work experience includes practice in eastern Massachusetts and the greater New York City area.

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Celebrating Women In Construction Week! Meet Natasha Kulchitsky, TFMoran Structural Engineer.

March 5 – 11 is National Women in Construction Week.  According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, “The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.”

In celebration of WIC, TFMoran is highlighting our own Women In Construction, one TFMoran woman engineer or surveyor each day this week. TFMoran is proud to have these women in construction, along with other women professionals on our team.

Natasha Kulchitsky – TFMoran, Inc. Structural Engineer

Natasha Kulchitsky, EIT is a Structural Engineer who began at TFMoran, Inc. in May of 2016. Natasha has a Masters Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics from Lomonosov State University in Moscow, the highest ranked Russian school, graduating with honors.

Natasha’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial and industrial buildings, steel tanks and pressure vessels. Prior to joining the company, she designed steel frames and foundations for heavy equipment. Originally from Russia, Natasha was head of a University Math Department, where she taught a wide variety of math classes. She is now a US citizen and is fluent in both English and Russian.

Why did you go into engineering?

“I liked math at school and held a math degree from Russia. So I wanted to find a practical field where math skills can be applied.”

What do you like about your job?

“Although engineering is a world of solutions (not investigations), I like that experienced colleagues around me always look for elegant solutions. Engineering can be beautiful.”

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Celebrating Women In Construction Week! Meet Evelyn Picozzi, TFMoran Civil Project Engineer.

March 5 – 11 is National Women in Construction Week.  According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, “The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.”

In celebration of WIC, TFMoran is highlighting our own Women In Construction, one TFMoran woman engineer or surveyor each day this week. TFMoran is proud to have these women in construction, along with other women professionals on our team.

Evelyn Picozzi – Civil Project Engineer at TFMoran, Inc.

Evelyn Picozzi is a Civil Project Engineer at TFMoran, working out of the Portsmouth division office. Evelyn joined the TFMoran team in August of 2017 and has been a wonderful contribution to the company since. She attended Northeastern University and Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and has over 30 years of experience in drafting and designing, civil engineering, AutoCAD and piping engineering. Prior to joining TFMoran, Evelyn’s experience includes creating details of mechanical components for nuclear power plants, on-site field survey and numerous land development projects on the east and west coasts.

What do you like about your job?

 “I like the projects as they are interesting. I like the look of a finished set of drawings. I like the fact that I am constantly learning something new.”

 What skills does one need to go into the engineering field?

 “I would say one would need to work quietly, as this is a field of thought rather than talk. One would need to be detailed oriented and have a predisposition towards mathematics.”

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Celebrating Women In Construction Week! Meet Jessica Winston, TFMoran Civil Project Engineer.

March 5 – 11 is National Women in Construction Week.  According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, “The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.”

In celebration of WIC, TFMoran is highlighting our own Women In Construction, one TFMoran woman engineer or surveyor each day this week. TFMoran is proud to have these women in construction, along with other women professionals on our team.

Jessica Winston – TFMoran, Inc. Civil Project Engineer

Jessica Winston, CESSWI is a Civil Project Engineer working in TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office. She joined the team in 2014 as part of the MSC Engineers & Surveyors staff, when the company merged with TFMoran, becoming a division. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) which addresses all aspects of providing complete inspections for erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance.  Jessica demonstrates she has the knowledge and understanding of documentation, communication, safety, the rules and methods of erosion and sediment control and stormwater control and management. She really enjoys her job and diversity of the daily tasks it contains.

Why did you go into engineering?

 “Construction was in the family since I was little, as my dad owned his own earth moving business and survey company. I enjoyed math and science, getting my hands dirty, and seeing how things worked.”

 What are the challenges of your job?

 “Perception of women in the field. I do see the construction field coming around to accepting more women, but it continues to be a struggle. Most construction crews are accepting but there are still many that need improvement.”

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Vote for TFMoran! Question 10 in 2018 NHBR BOB Awards On-line Survey

TFMoran is proud to be the recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB (Best Of Business) Award for FIVE consecutive years, and we would love to make it SIX!

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering Category, Question 10 in the on-line survey. You must vote for at least 15 categories in order for your vote to count. And, only one vote per person is allowed.

Voting ends at midnight on January 21, 2018. So, please hurry!

We thank you for your consideration!

About the BOB Awards:

The BOB Awards are a New Hampshire Business Review awards program that celebrates the best New Hampshire companies in more than 90 business-to-business categories and are chosen by NHBR’s readers.

The BOBs are your chance to tell NHBR, other readers and the rest of the state which companies in New Hampshire have the best products and services for businesses – categories include: Accounting Firm, Digital Media Marketing, Engineering Firm, Law Firm, Advertising Agency, MBA Program, Dining with Clients (by Region), Young Professionals Networking Group, and more!

Voting started on November 29, 2017 and will end at midnight on January 21, 2018.

The 2018 “Roaring 20’s” BOB Awards Party will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Come join the party for a fun evening of networking, food and libations. To see photos from last year’s party, just click here.

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Congratulations to Business Excellence Winner, Dylan Cruess!

TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer Dylan Cruess was honored to receive the 2017 Business Excellence Award in the Real Estate and Construction category from NH Business Review. The awards dinner reception, presented by Citizen’s Bank, was held on November 1st at the Center of NH, Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester.  Accompanying Dylan was his family, Robert, Anne and Galen Cruess; TFM Marketing Coordinator Susan Bartley; TFM Marketing Assistant Kelsie Gagner; and TFM Chief of Survey Jim O’Neil and his wife Diane.

The event recognizes the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of business owners and operators. The awards given out fall into eight categories including: Excellence in Business & Professional Services, Excellence in Consumer Services, Excellence in Financial Services, Excellence in Health Care, Excellence in Manufacturing, Excellence in non-profit, Excellence in Real Estate / Construction, Excellence in Technology, and Business Excellence Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Dylan and all of the other award winners! Also, a big thank you to NH Business Review and those who helped sponsor the event!

To learn more about the event and to see additional photos, please visit: www.nhbr.com

Read more about Dylan below, or click on this pdf link Dylan Cruess receives 2017 NHBR Business Excellence Award

2017 Business Excellence Winner:
Dylan Cruess of TFMoran
Dylan Cruess, chief operating officer of TFMoran in Bedford, is the 2017 Business Excellence winner in the real estate and construction category for a small organization
Nominated by: Kimberley Griswold of Brainium

Dylan may have learned the ropes from his engineer father, but it is he and the new leadership team at TFMoran that have steered the company through a period of unprecedented growth. Since ownership of the company was transferred in 2013 to four senior employees, including Dylan, TFMoran has more than doubled its annual revenue, with continued double-digit growth. Because of Dylan’s background and upbringing, he grasps engineering, project management and surveying more than a typical operations person would. And that has enabled him to continue the original vision of TFMoran while strategically growing the company to new levels.

Having grown up among the TFMoran team, Dylan is well aware that it is the teamwork of the employees that is essential to the company’s success. That’s why Dylan has worked with the leadership team to increase the company match for employees’ 401K plans. And TFMoran’s positive culture is evidenced by its low turnover rate. Employees enjoy working at TFMoran because they are appreciated and encouraged to continue their education to become the best they can be. And the family-friendly atmosphere of the company allows not only for the flexibility to work from home when necessary but also the encouragement to give back to the community, as Dylan does.

Dylan’s leadership, work ethic, passion for community involvement and vision for TFMoran are why he is being honored with this award.